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NCE Live News Updates Friday 20 September: City Airport submits £200M growth plans

Proposal would include a terminal expansion as the airport looks to double passenger numbers.

11.45am: Concrete foundations for wind turbines have a lower carbon footprint than steel equivalents, according to a study.

The Concrete Centre-commissioned research was conducted by the Interest Group for Gravity Foundations.

It estimated that the average carbon footprint for six different concrete gravity foundation solutions was 1,190 tonnes CO2e per 5MW unit.

The estimated carbon footprint for a steel jacket solution was 2,770 tonnes of CO2e per 5MW unit.


11.30am: An interesting job here – the Council of the Isles of Scilly is looking for a contractor to resurface the island’s runways.

The St Mary’s Airport Runways Project will involve resurfacing three hard runways and converting one grass strip to hard surface.

There will be associated works including creating a new car park; surface water drainage; and runway line marking.

The five-year contract will be worth about £3M. More information here.


11am: A representative from Singapore University of Technology and Design is in London this week to encourage students and lecturers to join the institution.

The university, opened in 2009 with support from the world-renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has just expanded with the launch of a PHD programme.

Professor Chong Tow Chong told NCE the university offered prospective engineers the opportunity to learn at a cutting-edge institution.

He added that Singapore was a great city to live in, and offered access to the growing Asian market.


10.30am: Essex & Suffolk Water is advertising for a contractor to build an 11km underground pipeline.

The 1m-diameter gravity pipeline will increase the flow from the Chelmsford sewage treatment works to the Blackwater Estuary.

Contractors have until 18 October to register interest in the £12M deal.

More information is available on the OJEU notice.


10am: Elsewhere in London, Football League side AFC Wimbledon has submitted outline plans for a new stadium.

The club’s proposal to build a new ground on the greyhound site at Plough Lane has gone to Merton Council.

This would see an 11,000-capacity stadium built on the site with flexibility to expand to 20,000 over time.

The club was born when Wimbledon FC moved to Buckinghamshire to become MK Dons.

AFC made it into the Football League in 2011 after beating Luton Town on penalties in the Conference play-off final.


9.30am: London City Airport has submitted a planning application for a £200M expansion.

The proposal includes a terminal extension, new aeroplane parking stands and a new taxiline.

The east London airport aims to double its annual passenger numbers from 3M to 6M within a decade.

Its planning application has been submitted to Newham Borough Council.

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